OTAVALO MARKET & CULTURE

Otavalo, Ecuador

EE
Dec 23, 2019 - Dec 31, 2020
Group size: 2 - 10
OTAVALO MARKET & CULTURE
Otavalo, Ecuador


$130
Dec 23, 2019 - Dec 31, 2020
Group size: 2 - 10

About this trip

The province of Imbabura is the home of one of the most important ethnic group in Ecuador: the Otavaleños. Since their origins and because their ability to interact with other groups of hunters and gatherers, they reached very high levels of organization and production, developing incredible systems of agriculture, domestication of animals, treat the land and with the time they forged their culture, crafts, music and textiles, attracting foreigners from the Inca time to our days to admire this great culture.

Ecotraveler Ecuador invite you to discover the culture, surrounded by mountains, lakes and folklore under our unique style.

Highlights


  • San Pablo Lagoon
  • Otavalo Market
  • Traditional Lunch
  • Inka-tambo experience-based visit.

What’s included

  • Transportation
    Private Transport
  • Guide
    Bilingual Tour Guide
  • Community Experience
    Visit to a local Family
  • Activities
    Visit to the Otavalo Craft Market
  • Activities
    Visit to places not described in the Itinerary
  • Expenses
    Drinks and personal expenses
  • Tax
    12% sales Tax
  • Insurance
    Travel Insurance
  • TIps
    Tips

Available Packages

Package from 2 to 3 participants
10 left

PRICE PER PERSON!

Travel with your friends or family, make a group, get good deals and help us to protect the environment using less vehicles and causing less pollution and reducing our CARBON FOOTPRINT!

$130
Package from 4 to 6 participants
10 left

PRICE PER PERSON!!

Travel with your friends or family, make a group, get good deals and help us to protect the environment using less vehicles and causing less pollution and reducing our CARBON FOOTPRINT!

$100
Package from 7 to 10 participants
10 left

PRICE PER PERSON!!

Travel with your friends or family, make a group, get good deals and help us to protect the environment using less vehicles and causing less pollution and reducing our CARBON FOOTPRINT!

$75
$130

Package from 2 to 3 participants
Past Trip

Itinerary

Otavalo Day Tour
OTAVALO MARKET & CULTURE

Itinerary and description:

Pick up from your hotel: 8h30 am

Return to the hotel: 17h30 approx.


Living Quito early in the morning, we'll drive for about 2 hours enjoying of the marvelous landscapes of the northern Andes

The province of Imbabura welcomes us with the Volcano that gives the name to the province, on its slopes we´ll see the San Pablo Lagoon. Our first stop is there, we´ll enjoy of a good cup of coffee with Bizcochos and cheese, while we are delighted by the view.

After this visit we'll go toward the city of Otavalo to the colorful Crafts Market to admire the diversity of motives and colors embodied in tapestries, ponchos, blankets and handicrafts in general. 


Lunch is going to take place a few minutes away from Otavalo, in the village of Peguche. Mr. Antonio Quinatoa invites us to come to his home to taste the best of the Andean food, but also to learn about the local culture in this traditional house called Sumac Micuy.


The Otavalo Culture is very well known for the great knowledge they have about the ancestral uses of plants. Our next stop will be in the Inka Tambo, Mr. Mario Tuntaquimba will show us all the different uses of the medicinal plants he uses to treat Cancer, Diabetes, flu, acne among others. 

After a fantastic day around the Otavalo area, we´ll drive back to your hotel in Quito.  


Important information to know:

  1. The climate can change from of 68° F the highs to 43° F the coldest approximately.

We recommend to bring a sweater, and a waterproof jacket in case of rain.

  1. Otavalo is located at 8,200 ft above sea level.
  2. We recommend you to bring: sun glasses, hat, sun cream, bottle of water, hiking or walking shoes. 

Your Organizer


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Ecotraveler Ecuador
Ecotraveler Ecuador is a company that believes that tourism is a key to the development of countries and environmental care tool. Based on this principle we make traveling by Ecuador socially sensitive and environmentally friendly, we can ensure that your investment in visiting our country will come to benefit small entrepreneurs, indigenous communities, artisans, always thinking about the best way to enjoy the beautiful scenery and great attractions that has our country causing the least possible impact.

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